/ (ˈwɪlfrɪd) /

  1. Saint. 634–709 ad, English churchman; bishop of York (?663–?703). At the Synod of Whitby (664) he argued successfully that Celtic practices should be replaced by Roman ones in the English Church. Feast day: Oct 12

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How to use Wilfrid in a sentence

  • At St. Wilfrid's there is a choir which can't be excelled by any provincial body of singers in the kingdom.

  • One of the most noticeable features in connection with the services at St. Wilfrid's is the music.

  • It is a chapel of ease for St. Wilfrid's, and is attended to a very large extent by Irish people.

  • Wilfrid Burton complained that he was incessantly confronted with some saying of Dodge, and from this there was no appeal.

  • I said the Guild of St. Wilfrid—that's our servers' guild, you know—was absolutely in favour of defiance, open defiance.

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